A WIRRAL group aiming to "empower youth" by publishing comics and books is hosting an official launch for its new youth-led publisher.

Comics Youth, which launched the Marginal Publishing House, was founded in 2015 with an aim to "empower youth across the Liverpool City Region to flourish from the margins of society, harnessing their own narratives, finding confidence within an inclusive community, and developing the resilience to succeed on their own path". 

On Saturday, January 27, from 12pm to 5pm, Marginal Publishing House will host their official launch at the Williamson Art Gallery & Museum.

The Marginal Publishing House was founded in 2019. 

Led by young people, for young people, Marginal is the first youth-led publisher of its kind in the UK.

The launch of the Marginal Publishing House is a chance for people within Merseyside to gain insight into the often closed world of publishing and celebrate the people who are often overlooked and ignored when it comes to sharing their stories.

The launch of the Marginal Publishing House signifies a shift in who is leading the discussions around inclusivity in publishing, sharing ways more young people can get involved in the sector and skill-sharing for people to start creating their own works to be shared with the world.

Ailis Lord, Projects Coordinator, said: "The young people have worked so hard on this event, and it is a real honour to see all their ideas come to life.

"We hope that people come along and celebrate all that it means to be inclusive and creative in Merseyside."

Anna Macdonald, Projects Manager, added: "It cannot be understated how important this event is for the community, now more than ever we need people to invest their time and care into young people’s creative works and community-led initiatives."

The event will run creative workshops, talks, Q&A panels and more.

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